Rave at barn venue draws 13 arrestsWhat might have been the last rave at a popular party venue here was a real bust.
By: Forum Communications, The Jamestown Sun
ARTHUR, N.D. — What might have been the last rave at a popular party venue here was a real bust.
Thirteen people were arrested at a rave at Johnson’s Barn here on Saturday, nine of them for drug-related crimes, said Capt. Mitch Burris of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Three minors were arrested for consuming alcohol, and one person was arrested on a warrant for outstanding parking tickets.
Burris said the sheriff’s office has been providing security at the barn since it opened in the ’50s, and specifically at rave events for about six years.But citing large crowds, sometimes as many as 500 people, and rising illicit drug use at rave events, Burris said the sheriff’s office will no longer be working security at those types of events.
He said management has expressed to him that, without the sheriff’s office policing the event, it’s unlikely that more raves will be held.
A message left for management at Johnson’s Barn was not returned Monday evening